Macau - Need recommendations for 2 great meals
- Charles Yu Sep 20, 2006 01:20 PM
Will be visiting Macau in November. Apart from 'Robouchon' in the Hotel Lisboa (mentioned in Wine Spectator), are there any eating establishments with great food that are a MUST TRY?! - Any cuisine. Thanks in advance!
Dunno about Robouchon-y places, but you can get some great seafood in Coloane Village (chili crab!) and there's a very good and stupendously large dim sum place in the Largo del Senado area. Don't recall the name, but it's a second floor level place that a pedestrian bridge takes you right through. Some good looking dessert patrols the hallways of the Casino Lisboa, too.
You must go to Fernando's. People go there from all over the world. Nothing fancy, but wonderful. Walk through the well lit front part of the restaurant and go to the back. You might want to have a drink at the outside bar first. Be sure and have the Garlic Shrimp as one of your dishes. It is about 15 minutes by cab to another island. Fortunately cab fare is cheap. There are always cabs waiting in front to take you home after dinner. I don't think you can book, but you might check.
The other restaurant we liked is Portugese and is called A Lorcha. Excellent food. I believe you can make a booking.
Have a lovely time!
The two restaurants I mentioned above are not fancy if that is what you are looking for.
They serve delicious food and are great for Hounds.
Here's a second for A Lorcha. My wife and I enjoyed a terrific lunch there, helped along by a friendly waiter. The resaurant is in a wonderful neighborhood for walking, too. (All Macau is good for walking.)
They have a finger-licking good roast chicken and serve up pitchers of sangria, if I remember correctly. It's casual dining with a place to hang out at the bar, and just a few steps to the beach. You will smell the kitchen as you approach.
Fernandos is a must.
A very casual place - a cab ride to Fernandos from the ferry is about 60 hong kong dollars. The food is very inexpensive and you must order the roast chicken, the sardines as well as the beef stew! If you have any problems ordering, just ask what they're known for.
Another great place to eat in Macao is where all the locals dine at. There is an alley that serves up great po tats as well as porky buns and porky bun noodles. It's right by the main area of Macao by the post office.